Most of these books provide detailed information about rocks and minerals. Every rockhound or rock and mineral collector should have at least one. Often these books can help you identify specimens you find. Many of the books provide beautiful pictures of the rocks and minerals. You can simply enjoy them as you marvel at the beauty found beneath our feet.
The agate is one of the world's most strikingly beautiful semi-precious gems, and collectors worldwide are drawn to the stone's infinite variety of colorations and banding. This identification guide is comprehensive and easy-to-use. It is illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and includes a worldwide listing of where agates are found. Hard cover, 192 pgs.,
This book explains how amber is formed, its geologic setting in the Baltics and elsewhere, practical advice on how to care for amber jewelry, how to use it for lapidary purposes, and how to detect fake amber. Hard cover, 144 pgs.,
Gorgeously presented 12'' x 9'' photo journal of banded agate sites from around the world, with over 260 museum quality color agate photos. Explore the beautiful features of each specimen as well as the collecting histories for each site; full glossary, references and index. 160 pgs.
The rich and diverse world of fluorescent minerals presented in a comprehensive and colorful guide. This is a sweeping survey of many different fluorescent minerals found around the world and shown in daylight and under ultraviolet light. It is like taking a persoal tour through a museum. The breathtaking colors are so pure their glow is so seemingly unnatural, that they immediately capture your attention.
The field collecting these fantastic minerals is still relatively new and fresh finds are showing up regularly around the globe. The World of Fluorescent Minerals is written for the collector and the merely curious. This pictorial reference will startle the eyes with its fill color pages and 977 photos, while its informative text will greatly expand the reader's knowledge. It is an essential source for enjoying and identifying fluorescent minerals.